Help with info on Tele

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by BlackieBlues, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. BlackieBlues

    BlackieBlues TDPRI Member

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    This Telecaster is for sale locally, but I can’t seem to find any info on them. What’s the year? Are they any decent?

    Thanks!

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  2. Telecentric

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    According to the squier wiki, it appears to be an '89 Korean made Tele.

    How much are they asking?
     
  3. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure the E series Squiers have a reputation as good quality instruments.
     
  4. BlackieBlues

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    Thanks! Asking $300
    What are these usually fetching?
     
  5. 2 Headed Goat

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    Not sure but MIM standards generally go for $300. I'd snag it at that price should you dig it.
    I owned a late 80's MIK Squire tele years back and it was pretty cool. They're top loaders, flat 12" radius and some were ply bodies. The one I had actually was ash : ) Should you check it out, ask to remove the control plate as you'll be able to suss whether the body wood is solid or ply.
     
  6. balston11

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    It's an E9 MIK with silver logo which means it's a full width plywood body not to be confused with the E7 and E10s which are not plywood.
     
  7. Telecentric

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    Hard to say. Maybe search Reverb.com, they will tell you what comparable guitars have sold for there. Squier quality has vastly improved over the last decade, and you can buy a new one for the same $$. Play it. If you bond with it, then it's worth it, though I would offer less than asking.
     
  8. jtees4

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    I had one a few years back. It was decent....that's about as far as I can say. It needed tuners for sure, maybe pickups to be real good. I paid under $200 which I thought was a good deal, about 5 years ago or so. I think $300 is way high for that. Good luck.
     
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    Wow Plywood. Wtf? Do they sound good?
     
  10. Ezee

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    REAL good! Not sure the pickguard is original - They came with the 5-hole version. It looks in pretty good condition. $300? Not sure, I paid $200 - Mint. It plays WELL over the Seller's asking price.

    Should you purchase it, definately agree on changing the Tuners. I added Locking Tuners and brass saddles from a 1997 '52 AVRI (Intonation issue free). Seems there's nothing she can't do now, and do
    it well.
     
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